Some people think the only time to visit Hilton Head Island is in the summer and don’t even consider our beautiful beaches in the fall. You can use this to your advantage and plan a beach vacation that won’t be overrun by other tourists. So go ahead and start packing and use this helpful guide on everything there is to do on Hilton Head Island this November.

The Weather

Just because it’s cold in November where you live, doesn’t mean it will be cold here in Hilton Head. Although it is definitely cooler than the previous months, November is actually one of the driest times of the year. Hurricane season has already left the building, and regular temps tend to hover in the mid-60s. This kind of weather is perfect for biking the island without breaking a sweat.

November Events

If you’re looking for something to do on Hilton Head Island this November, there are several farmer’s markets to check out, as well as these upcoming events:

Hilton Head Oyster Festival

If you’re lucky enough to be in Hilton Head this weekend (Nov. 10th and 11th), head to Lowcountry Celebration Park for the Hilton Head Oyster Festival. On Friday, you can indulge in all-you-can-eat steamed oysters, Lowcountry boil, pulled pork, seafood chowder, and chili. Saturday is the main event, with live music, local artisan pop-up shops, and, of course, oysters!

2023 Lantern Parade

Local artist Chantelle Rytter created this free event to celebrate the history and people of the island. Before the parade begins at 5:45 pm, you can come out and enjoy live music, lantern making, face painting, and food trucks.

Oyster Roast & Lowcountry Boil Fundraiser

If you missed out on the Hilton Head Oyster Festival, don’t worry; you can still get your fill of all-you-can-eat oysters at the Oyster Roast & Lowcountry Boil on Nov. 18th. Hilton Head Brewing Company, Groomingdales, and Rescue Paws International are sponsoring this event. Proceeds will benefit Breaking the Chains, a group dedicated to saving animal victims of the war in Ukraine and natural disasters worldwide.


Should your vacation plans fall around Thanksgiving, you don’t have to worry about missing out on celebrating the holiday. Several local restaurants are offering Thanksgiving Day service, and you can even take the kids to see Santa at the Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina to keep that holiday spirit going.


Hilton Head may be best known for its beautiful summer beach weather, but there are plenty of reasons to visit in the fall. Hopefully this helpful information guide on what to do on Hilton Head Island this November will have you ready to book your stay today!